Monica Bushman

Associate Producer, The Frame

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Monica Bushman is an Associate Producer on KPCC's The Frame program.

Prior to that, she worked on KPCC's Take Two program and the local broadcast of Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Monica began her career in radio as a producer for PRI's "America Abroad" in Washington, DC. Before coming to KPCC, she worked on various NPR shows including "Talk of the Nation" and "Morning Edition."

Monica is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a native of Anaheim, California.​

Stories by Monica Bushman

5 food trends to watch, or doubt, for 2017

What do cauliflower, jackfruit, brisket and empanadas all have in common?

What should you do about your taxes before 2017?

The new year is fast approaching and you know what that means— time for parties, resolutions, and, if you're smart, a little thinking about your taxes too.

New Calif. laws, political news to watch for in 2017

On this week's State of Affairs, a look back at the big year in politics that was 2016 and a look ahead to the stories and people to watch out for in 2017.

Why teens want their parents to be like potted plants

Trying to spend quality time with a teenager can sometimes feel like a futile exercise. But take heart, even if they don't show it, teens really do want you around.

With environmental review complete, what's next for the Delta tunnels?

State officials say they hope to begin construction on the massive water re-routing plan as early as 2018, but some significant hurdles remain.

3 suicides in 3 months raise alarm at Fresno high school

This year, 11 children have taken their lives in Fresno County. That's more than three times the amount of such deaths in 2015.

What would be the economic impact of mass deportations?

The total potential economic impact is difficult to quantify, but the industries that would be most affected include agriculture, service, and construction.

Why we have the Electoral College and how it works in CA

How did the process of the electoral vote get started in the first place? And is it just an arcane system, or a check and balance for democracy?

How the Park Service has failed to address sexual harassment

This year, the Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday, but celebrations were marred by disturbing charges that the agency failed to keep its own workers safe.

What's behind the glut of cheesy TV Christmas movies?

TV movies like "A Very Merry Mix-Up" and "Matchmaker Santa" may not qualify as classics, but they've got a pretty loyal fanbase and can rake in some serious ratings.

'The Bad Kids' offers lessons in empathy and second chances

Many of the kids at Black Rock High School have been labeled "bad kids." Their principal and teachers are determined to help them succeed.

Did reality TV help Donald Trump win the presidency?

Donald Trump was the king of reality TV. He's also the next leader of the free world. Did the former help make the latter a reality?

Teaching kids the importance of giving during the holidays

During the holidays, with all the focus on Santa Claus, toy-making elves and presents, the importance of giving can get a little lost in the mix.

Gloria Steinem: Don't 'look up' for post-election hope

When it comes to moving forward after the election, Gloria Steinem says, "to agonize and think only about the future is to give up a chance to influence the future by what you're doing right now."

A SoCal art exhibit presents Syria in a different light

A cultural exhibition featuring Syrian art, traditional clothing, musical instruments, and handicrafts aims to expand visitors' understanding of the country and its people.